Information Technology Consultant

What Does Information Technology Consultant Mean?

An information technology consultant (IT consultant) is an individual that provides advice, guidelines and a road map for sourcing, utilizing and managing IT assets and resources. An IT consultant provides organizations with best practices for using IT solutions and services for their business objectives and in solving their problems.

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Techopedia Explains Information Technology Consultant

Typically, an IT consultant specializes in one key area or domain. They can consult and help implement websites, software, network infrastructure, cloud environments, ERP and other IT business solutions.

An IT consultant helps organizations with:

  • Understanding and analyzing the IT requirements of the organization and the underlying environment
  • Advising IT solutions and services based on requirements
  • Managing and supervising the implementation process
  • Helping organizations and employees with the change management process

An IT consultant usually works independently, however they may also be affiliated with an IT consultancy or professional services firm.

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